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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 4:00am

Kenyan non-profit non-governmental organization Act Change Transform (Act!), in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Embassy of Sweden today officially commissioned the newly restored Kipsigon Health Center, which had been destroyed during the 2006-2008 conflicts, and the new Chepyuk Community Water Project.  The two infrastructure projects, which were funded by the U.S. Government and the Swedish Government respectively, were handed over to the communities of Kopsiro and Chepyuk to be of benefit to all members of the community regardless of which clan they come from. 

“The goal of the project was to improve management of the natural resources in Mt. Elgon region through effective citizen participation. We work in partnership and recognize that national government, county government, and civil society all have important roles to play,” said John Smith-Sreen, Director of USAID’s Office of Democracy, Rights, and Governance in Kenya.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 9:00am

NAIROBI, May 21, 2014 – U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F.

A group of Kenyan girls talking with U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, Robert Godec
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 4:45am

The U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec hosted a reception for a scholarship and empowerment program, the Global Give Back Circle. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:30am

Nairobi, April 29, 2014 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announces an opportunity for partnership to advance regional youth centers through its Global Development Alliance (GDA).  GDAs are USAID’s premiere model for public-private partnerships, helping to improve the social and economic conditions in developing countries and deepen USAID’s development impact.  USAID is currently exploring partnerships to leverage non-governmental resources by offering up to $12 million in USAID matching funds for youth leadership centers across Africa.

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 1:45am

April 25, Nairobi – USAID Kenya Deputy Mission Director, Dr. Tina Dooley-Jones attended the graduation of 30 Kenyan government officials who will participate in evaluating Government of Kenya investments in the power sector.

The officers attended a four-week long training to strengthen  their economic and financial analysis skills in order to improve project decision making and recommendations for resource allocation in the power sector.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 9:45am

The U.S. Embassy informs the media that Dr. Padma Shetty, Deputy Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Kenya Office of Population and Health, will represent the U.S. Government at Kenya’s World Malaria Day event in Kisumu.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:00am

USAID Kenya Director of the Office for Population and Health, Barbara Hughes joined officials from the Ministry of Health to brief the media on Kenya’s malaria program. 

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 5:00am

NAIROBI, April 14, 2014 – U.S.

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 3:00am

April 11 - Nyamasaria – April 11 - Nyamasaria – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for Kenya, Karen Freeman, joined the Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company (KIWASCO) to commission a water distribution system that serves 16,000 people and seven schools in the Nyamasaria area of Kisumu.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 3:00am

April 11 - Kisumu – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for Kenya Karen Freeman joined the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) to launch a Women’s Leadership Academy.  This series of trainings will prepare women to assume leadership roles within their political parties.

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Last updated: August 04, 2014

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